Work in progress: Nature meets City I (2020-2021?)

This is growing into a new series: nature meets city – part cityscape part landscape.  Made a lot of cityscapes over the year and I started to notice two things that interested me the most. If I was working from a tower or so, those are mostly in the middle of the city – or what used to be an important point, like a harbor. And I had the tendency to zoom in on edge of the towns, its borders in the landscapes. Or, when standing outside of a city on a high place, I tended to focus on the borders from the other direction – or focus on patches of nature in the cities.

I know we can hardly call it nature with the anthropocene and all, but still.

Pictures taken in Hamburg and Berlin.

The white one (2018)

There is also a blue and a red variant of this ornament but with different pictures and some ornamentals are also different. There was an open call for proposals – not sure what it was about anymore – but my answer would have been a play with tradition and the red, white and blue variants of this ornament as a flag. 

Materials: Fiber composite material print, ink, paint, pigments, nail polish
Print: Litho archive matte / Photolux Professional Matte 230 
Dimensions: 85 cm * 65 cm

English Salon Frame with a Mountain Landscape (2019)

I am dutch and I never ventured into mountainous landscapes, so when I finally went there, I asked on a forum what kind of lenses I should bring. I somehow thought I would most certainly not need any wide angle lenses.

Did I already say, I’d never been to the mountains?

Anyway, I had an 18mm wide angle lens with me and sometimes had to take multiple images, because it simply would not fit into the frame. Mountains are huge, can confirm. Valleys can be even bigger.

This picture, however, was made with a zoom lens.

Materials: fiber composite material, print, paint, pigments
Print:  Photolux Professional Matte 230 
Dimensions: 40×40 cm

Neukoelln 1920, give or take a century (2019)

From the new series high format cityscapes, I like this one most – even though some people claim the Tempelhof one is better. It is just a picture, I still have a problem with that – I always want to make something more out of it, and this one has it. That something, je-ne-sais-quois’ – maybe it is just the colour or so.

Materials: Fiber composite material, print, paint
Print: Litho archive Matte / Photolux Professional Matte 230 
Dimensions 40×50 cm

Gedanken with red background number-234-II (2019)

I should make more images with small stuff – small leaves, small flowers, macro stuff. The leaves of this plant, when they fell of and dried, they became so curly and slightly hairy – it immediately looked like some old ornament.

It is too bad that the plant died.

Don’t ask me about the keyhole, I have no idea anymore about the what or why, but it was important. Sure. If only I knew where I put that key.

Materials: Fiber composite material, print, ink, paint
Print: Photolux Professional Matte 230 
Dimensions 40×40 cm

Hasenheide mirrored, aka ‘Breasts in Space’ (2019)

I am also using this as part of a Triptych with a story about the Berlin wall. This pretty much represents the entrance to the west, but with more garbage and more smoke. It is a proposal. I hope I get selected, I would like to do a large work again – the second version of ‘The Benediction Of Saint Stefan the Drunk’ was about the last one, in 2016.

For the story about the title, follow the link.

Materials: Fiber composite material, print, paint
Print: Litho archive Matte / Photolux Professional Matte 230 
Dimensions 30×40 cm

Tempelhof im neuen Mittelalter

I made a couple of high format images with cityscapes and lots of sky. Some people think the below part is a montage. No, it is not, this really happened on former Tempelhof airfield. And of course I edited this.

Materials: Fiber composite material, print, paint
Print: Photolux Professional Matte 230 
Dimensions 40×50 cm

Anatomy II in gold frame

Another one in the Anatomy series. It is also part of another artwork that I will be posting here soon. It was bought by someone who joked about ‘Breasts in Space.’

Well, then. Here ye go: spread among the stars, show the cold comet dust this pinnacle of glowing human warmth. This is what we give you as reward for all the stardust we are made of.

Materials: Fiber composite material, print, paint, patina wax
Print: Photolux Professional Matte 230 
Dimensions 50×50 cm

This Italian woman came to where I was selling my art and said “Bellisima” to this one.

I can not get enough of this theme and these colours. I have been reusing the uturus artwork again and again. I already made other Anatomy artworks, among them a breast and an eye. Should definitely finish the penis one. I should make time for that.

Materials: Fiber composite material, print, paint, metal parts (construction)
Print: Photolux Professional Matte 230 
Dimensions 60×60 cm